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Give Russell Tk 5 lakh by July 28, HC orders Green Line

The High Court directs the Green Line Paribahan to give Tk five lakh of first installment by July 28 to Russel Sarker, who lost his leg after one of its buses ran him over in April last year.

21 Jul 2019 12:29 pm
Dhaka int’l airport hit by partial power cut

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport has suffered a partial power cut. The airport has been experiencing the partial power cut following a drive of Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) in a nearby area, Group Captain Abdullah Al Farooq, director of Shahjalal airport, told The Daily Star.

21 Jul 2019 12:02 pm
Sedition case filed against Priya Saha

A sedition case has been filed against Priya Biswas Saha for her comments “against the state” during a meeting with the US President Donald Trump.

21 Jul 2019 11:43 am
BCL leader shot at DU

A Chhatra League leader of Dhaka University unit has been shot in his leg in front of Surja Sen Hall on the campus.

21 Jul 2019 11:32 am
Affiliation of colleges: DU students lock academic, admin buildings

Dhaka University (DU) students put the university's academic and administrative buildings under lock and key to press home their four-point demand, including cancellation of seven colleges’ affiliation with the institution.

21 Jul 2019 11:14 am
Floodwater starts receding in Kurigram

The flood situation in Kurigram district has been improving, despite three of its main rivers still flowing above the danger level.

21 Jul 2019 11:02 am
PM asks Bangladesh envoys to pursue economic diplomacy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Bangladesh envoys in European countries to pursue the economic diplomacy alongside the political one as she joined the first-ever Bangladeshi envoys conference in the British capital in London.

21 Jul 2019 10:16 am
British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for 7 days

British Airways and Lufthansa have abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

21 Jul 2019 10:08 am
Floods heading to heartland

The monsoon flood, which has wreaked havoc across the country, is now heading towards districts adjacent to the capital.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Gynaecological cancers and how to fight them

Cancers are on the rise due to various factors. Women are not exception to this. In addition to the breast cancer, women carry the risk of several gynaecological cancers those develop in a woman’s reproductive tract. Cervical cancer is only one type of gynaecological cancer. Other types include ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, and vulvar cancer.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Flood wreaks havoc on croplands

The ongoing flood has submerged 60,000 hectares of paddy and vegetable fields, mainly in the northern districts, affecting both farmers and consumers, as crop loss has sent the vegetable prices soaring for reduced supply in the market.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
ACC probing 10 to 15 ruling party men

The Anti-Corruption Commission is dealing with graft allegations against some 10 to 15 ruling party men, the commission’s Chairman Iqbal Mahmood said yesterday.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Mobs beat 2 dead for ‘kidnapping’

Mobs in the capital and four other districts beaten to death a man and a woman and injured four others on suspicion of being child kidnappers.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Post-Ershad JP: Raushan lends support to Quader

In their first meeting over party affairs since the death of HM Ershad, new JP Chairman GM Quader yesterday sought the support of Raushan Ershad.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Ex-convict held for rape in Madaripur

A man who served 18-year jail sentence for murder was arrested yesterday on charges of raping and killing a 15-year-old in Madaripur.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jhadav puts Pakistan under pressure

The July 17 judgement of the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a case relating to former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has seen India coming out a winner on most counts against Pakistan. While any India-Pakistan standoff is almost invariably accompanied by chest-thumping and jingoism, it is time to sift the hype from the reality.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
BNP demands new election commission

Speakers in a public rally organised by Chattogram Division unit BNP yesterday demanded cancellation of the present Election Commission (EC), and formation of a new commission.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
City corporations’ lackadaisical fight against dengue

We are dismayed that despite dengue becoming a formidable menace for months, the Chief Health Officer of Dhaka South City Corporation is now talking about forming 57 committees in 57 wards of the city in order to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Iran on ‘dangerous path’, warns UK

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt yesterday said that he was worried that Iran had taken a “dangerous path” after it seized a British-flagged tanker on Friday in the Strait of Hormuz.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
How elite capture of society prevents equality

From Socrates to Sartre, since the dawn of time, it has been more or less accepted, although not always implemented, that the tools for transformation should be made available to people from all walks of society.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Bangladesh finish seventh

Bangladesh wrapped up their debut campaign in the Indoor Hockey Asia Cup with a seventh-place finish among 10 teams following a

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Precious than gold

Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an “organic” diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Saudi king approves hosting US troops to tackle regional threat

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman approved hosting US forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
‘El Chapo’ lands in US jail

Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
‘Making Straws Great Again’

Swapping paper for plastic turned out to be the last straw for Donald Trump, who said Friday there are “bigger problems” than plastic

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Scotland Yard Twitter hacked

London’s Metropolitan Police yesterday apologised after its Twitter, emails and news pages were targeted by hackers and began pumping

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
‘It’s our America’

Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Trump offers to mediate

US President Donald Trump said Friday he remained at the ready to help South Korea and Japan solve their lingering dispute over

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Humanity’s first step on moon

Fifty years ago, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Germany remembers ‘heroes’ 75 years on

Germany yesterday paid tribute to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
‘Mars direct’

President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House Friday,

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Veteran India leader Sheila Dikshit dies

Veteran Indian Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, the longest serving chief minister of Delhi, has died of a cardiac arrest. She was 81.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
UNSC calls for ‘global response’

The UN Security Council called Friday for a better-coordinated “global response” to international terrorism and organized crime by

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
‘I will be back’

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, after meeting the families of the Sonbhadra shootout victims following a night of detention and high drama in Uttar Pradesh,

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Case against daughter of ex-Pak PM dismissed

In a relief to jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, a Pakistani anti-corruption court on Friday dismissed a

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Hafiz Saeed’s arrest ‘window dressing’

The Trump administration on Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Indian cops bust 3 plants, arrest 57

Fifty seven people have been arrested after three factories producing “highly toxic synthetic milk” were raided in the Gwalior-Chambal region of

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Pakistan announces madrassa reform ahead of PM’s US visit

Pakistan on Friday said it has agreed with the country’s clergy to introduce reforms in madrassa religious schools to bring them in line

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Major US cities brace for extreme heat

The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Hong Kong actor stabbed in China

Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach while appearing on stage for a promotional event in southern China yesterday.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
US sanctions Venezuela intelligence officials

The US Treasury placed four senior Venezuelan military intelligence officials on its sanctions blacklist Friday, tying them to the death in

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Toll rises to 10 after China gas plant blast

The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 10, state media said yesterday, with five people still

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Star Melodies’ riveting presentation of ‘Emon Diney Tarey Bola Jai… Srabon Shondha-e’

In the midst of monsoon, five noted singers – Mahadeb Ghose, Priyanka Gope, Shimu Dey, Md Yousuf Ahmed Khan and Shukonna Mazumder Ghosh – brought down showers of encapsulating melodies in Emon Diney Tarey Bola Jai…

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Contemporary modern masters’ artworks at Dhaka Gallery

Art enthusiasts cannot but get amused with the delightful display of artworks by the 26 contemporary Bangladeshi master painters at Dhaka Gallery, a new establishment by Delvistaa Foundation at Banani, Dhaka.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Kachua regional highway needs urgent repair

Signboard Bazar to Kachua road, a 7.5-kilometre-long regional highway that connects Kachua upazila with the Bagerhat district headquarters, is one of the busiest in the district. But it has been in a deplorable state for the past one year.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Life chained to nature’s wrath

It’s Friday afternoon. She lost everything to the river before her eyes. It was not the first time. The flood victim’s life has been chained to the wrath of nature for years.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Four kids drown

Four children drowned in separate drowning incidents in Haluaghat and Muktagachha upazilas of the district yesterday and on Friday.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Man kills cousin

A man allegedly beat his cousin to death following a feud over setting up an electric wire in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat on Friday.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
Bus-Minibus owners threaten strike

Leaders of Brahmanbaria Bus-Minibus Owners and Workers Oikya Parishad yesterday threatened to go on an indefinite strike in the district if their seven-point demands, including withdrawal of unauthorised vehicles and CNG-run auto-rickshaws from the highways, are not met by July 25.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm
HSC examinee’s body found

Body of an examinee of this this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations was found in his house in Barguna town on Friday night.

20 Jul 2019 11:30 pm